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HER Number:MDV23457
Name:Malt House, Penton Lane, Crediton


Former 18th century malthouse adjacent to the Horse and Jockey Inn, converted into four dwellings in the late 20th century. A long range of two storey cob and thatch buildings with twelve wooden two-light openings at each floor.


Grid Reference:SS 836 004
Map Sheet:SS80SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCrediton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCREDITON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS80SW/154
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MALT HOUSE (XVIII - 1701 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of National Heritage, 02/10/1992, Crediton UD (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV350758.

Former Malthouse, Penton Lane, shall be deleted from the list.

Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, First Edition 1:500 Town Map (Cartographic). SDV338879.

'Malthouse' shown. Map object based on this source.

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Malthouse' shown on 19th century map as a long irregular shaped building on the south-east side of Penton Lane.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Department of Environment, 1972, Urban District of Crediton, 31 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV39769.

Former malthouse in Penton Lane in Crediton. Probably 18th century, 2 storey, long range of cob and thatch buildings, the west end near the old Horse and Jockey Inn. The old inn sign is on the gable end. 12 wood 2-light openings with segmental heads at each floor.

1979 - 1982, Untitled Source, Films 382, 397 & 531 (Photograph). SDV339019.

Booker, F. L., 1980, Listed Building Consent for Demolition of Building - Malthouse, The Maltings, Penton Lane, Crediton (Correspondence). SDV347520.

Visited 1st July 1980. The malthouse, which is virtually complete (only the kiln sections have been substantially altered), is a remarkable, and in Devon increasingly rare, example of a traditional floor malting. There are other features which make this building unusually interesting. It survives in close proximity to a public house. Also, I know of no other malthouse in Devon with this extreme length of thatched roof and with a considerable part of original cob walling still intact. The highly intresting roof construction has been commented on by others. It is said to have last been used for malting in the early 1920s.

Timms, S. C., 1984, Untitled Source (Site Visit). SDV339021.

18th century, brick and cob building threatened with demolition. Building being converted into dwellings in the summer of 1984. No known record made prior to conversion.

Mid Devon District Council, 2003, Crediton Conservation Area Appraisal (Report - non-specific). SDV345978.

The Malthouse makes a significant contribution to the character and appearance of the Conservation Area.

WSP Environmental Ltd, 2005, Mill Street, Crediton: Archaeological Assessment, Appendix 1 (Report - Assessment). SDV338960.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital).
SDV338960Report - Assessment: WSP Environmental Ltd. 2005. Mill Street, Crediton: Archaeological Assessment. WSP Report. 12262065. A4 Stapled + Digital. Appendix 1.
SDV339019Photograph: 1979 - 1982. Photograph (Paper). Films 382, 397 & 531.
SDV339021Site Visit: Timms, S. C.. 1984.
SDV345978Report - non-specific: Mid Devon District Council. 2003. Crediton Conservation Area Appraisal. Mid Devon District Council Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV347520Correspondence: Booker, F. L.. 1980. Listed Building Consent for Demolition of Building - Malthouse, The Maltings, Penton Lane, Crediton. Letter to County Planning Officer. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV350758List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of National Heritage. 02/10/1992. Crediton UD. Amendment to List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interes. Digital + A4.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV39769List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1972. Urban District of Crediton. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 31.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4270 - Mill Street, Crediton

Date Last Edited:Jan 7 2013 3:26PM